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Brightness and uniformity measurements of plastic scintillator tiles at the CERN H2 test beam

Chatrchyan, S. and Chen, Y. and Duarte, J. and Lawhorn, J. M. and Nguyen, T. and Spiropulu, M. (2018) Brightness and uniformity measurements of plastic scintillator tiles at the CERN H2 test beam. Journal of Instrumentation, 13 . Art. No. P01002. ISSN 1748-0221. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/13/01/P01002.

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We study the light output, light collection efficiency and signal timing of a variety of organic scintillators that are being considered for the upgrade of the hadronic calorimeter of the CMS detector. The experimental data are collected at the H2 test-beam area at CERN, using a 150 GeV muon beam. In particular, we investigate the usage of over-doped and green-emitting plastic scintillators, two solutions that have not been extensively considered. We present a study of the energy distribution in plastic-scintillator tiles, the hit efficiency as a function of the hit position, and a study of the signal timing for blue and green scintillators.

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Chen, Y.0000-0003-2582-6469
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Additional Information:© 2018 CERN for the benefit of the CMS collaboration. Published by IOP Publishing Ltd on behalf of Sissa Medialab. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Received: October 3, 2017; Revised: December 4, 2017; Accepted: December 13, 2017; Published: January 5, 2018. The authors would like to thank CERN for the operations of the SPS accelerator; Dragoslav Lazic for supporting operations in the H2 test-beam area; Janina Gielata (FNAL) for the preparation of optical connections. This work was supported in part by U.S. Department of Energy Grants.
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Subject Keywords:Calorimeters; Radiation-hard detectors; Scintillators and scintillating fibres and light guides
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Official Citation:S. Chatrchyan et al 2018 JINST 13 P01002
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